Home Poem by R. G. Bell

Home

Rating: 5.0
 


Home lies that way, somewhere, through the fog,
Down a road I did not ask to be set upon
And most of whose forks were chosen for me
By others no less road-bound than I,
Who find their journey no more worthwhile.

I carry too much baggage, but search for more,
Wish for great tasks while failing small ones,
Pass many milestones, but make no progress.

How long it is to home I only guess.
I have not gone this way before and would not
Know it without the fog. I hope it isn't far,
But somehow begin to fear it is.

Still, distractions let me forget the road
And the Duties that keep me surely on it
Without seeking the shortcut through the woods.

Come, walk with me a while since our roads
Are joined as far as the fog will let us see:
A mile, a season, a lifetime, till our
Roads diverge, or one of us gets Home,
Finally through the mist, to the long, long rest.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Luscious Larry 18 January 2013

I gave it a ten, only because there wasn't an eleven. A bit sad and hopeful at the same time, and isn't that what it's all about? (I loved it)

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Nasarudheen Parameswaran 06 April 2013

Let us live together till death; a good message to the companion in good verse.

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R.j. Wynn 30 April 2013

Beautiful poem, love it.

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Shahzia Batool 05 May 2013

Road...is a usual symbol in the hands of symbolists and transcendentalists...symbolising the course of life! ! ! the consistency of symbols throughout the poem has made the work really beautiful and pleasing to read... my favorite lines: Come, walk with me a while since our roads Are joined as far as the fog will let us see: A mile, a season, a lifetime, till our Roads diverge, or one of us gets Home, Finally through the mist, to the long, long rest.

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Dave Walker 04 January 2013

A great poem, one day we will all find our way home. A great write. May I invite you to read my poem called, For Bartley Gorman King Of The Gypsies.

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Adeline Foster 22 July 2016

Great use of Robert Frost' concept of the Road Less Taken. Enjoyable twist to that theme. Read mine - Brush Strokes - Adeline

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Dr Antony Theodore 17 March 2016

Come, walk with me a while since our roads Are joined as far as the fog will let us see: A mile, a season, a lifetime, till our Roads diverge, or one of us gets Home, Finally through the mist, to the long, long rest. home sweet home..... symbolically coming to oneself and finding oneself...... so i read and understood..... it is very meaningful. symbol of the way of life... thank you very much for this thought provoking poem. tony

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Achill Lad 29 September 2014

The journey through life can be very trying, with all the trials and tribulations that test us. A very meaningful write. Enjoyed reading this poem.

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Adeline Foster 26 June 2014

Yes, a very good poem, like your style. Read mine –– Home Is - Adeline

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Rekha Mandagere 21 July 2013

Great sentiments and feelings. Where do you take us, to home or to a journey of oneself. thought provoking poem.

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